Public Education

For the Love of Kitties, Leave the Lilies Alone

By Joan Eve Quinn, HEALS Program Director Who’s not thrilled to see happy flowers popping up their cheerful heads after a long, cold winter?  In particular, lovely-looking lilies start appearing everywhere at this time of year, both indoors and out, especially as the spring holidays approach. The Easter lily,...

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Winter Weather Warning: Antifreeze Dangers

By Joan Eve Quinn, Program Director Old man winter packs a punch of frigid weather risks for pets and antifreeze poisoning is among the worst of them. Guardian HEALS wants everyone to know that when a pet ingests antifreeze (ethylene glycol or EG) it’s a medical emergency that can...

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Stay Safe on St. Patrick’s Day: Keep Alcohol Away from Animals!

By Joan Eve QuinnHEALS Program Director Four-leaf clovers, luck, and leprechauns lurk on the horizon as we march towards St. Patrick’s Day. A bright kelly-green break from the winter doldrums, parades, and parties are heading our way. For many, the cheerful celebrations historically include the alcoholic beverage of your...

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Gift Your Pet Some Love – But Not Chocolate on Valentine’s Day!

By Joan Eve Quinn, Program Director Valentine’s Day delivers a joyfully warm respite from the cold winter chill. It’s also a good excuse to binge on sweet treats–chocolate being among our favorites. From tiny tasty truffles to tall table-top sculptures, who doesn’t wish they had some chocolate right now?...

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Thinking About Buying Health Insurance For Your Pet?

By Joan Eve Quinn, Program Director Guardian HEALS urges pet owners to consider purchasing health insurance for their furry family members. Having a pet health insurance policy in place to cover visits to your family veterinarian’s practice—and at advanced 24-hour specialty and emergency hospitals—can help tremendously in times of...

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A PET FOR A HOLIDAY GIFT?

–  What you need to think about before making that forever purchase –   (Brewster, NY)  How much is that doggy in the window? What could be a better holiday gift–a puppy or a kitty cat!  Dr. Jason Berg, DMV, DACVIM, Chairman of the Board of of Guardian HEALS, and founder of...

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